According to the National Kidney Foundation- More than 100,000 Americans are waiting for a kidney transplant right now. Thousands of successful organ and tissue transplants take place each year. Kidney and corneal transplants are the most common. The majority of organs and tissues are donated at the time of death and then matched with people on the transplant waiting list. Donated organs are matched with individuals on the waiting list according to factors that include blood and tissue types, medical need, length of time waiting, and geography.
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Many kidney patients never get a transplant because they are afraid to ask their family and friends for help. If you or a loved one needs help finding a living donor, please visit www.kidney.org/livingdonation. NKF’s THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE program can help, and it includes direct patient and caregiver support through our toll-free helpline 855-NKF-CARES, All of these resources are free and designed to teach kidney patients, or their advocates, how to make a “big ask” to their friends, loved ones, or community to consider making a “big give,” a lifesaving living organ donation. For more information, visit www.kidney.org/livingdonation. Also visit NKF’s Spanish-language resources.
DID YOU KNOW:
In the United States 37 million adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease—and most aren’t aware of it. 1 in 3 American adults are at risk for chronic kidney disease. Risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and family history. People of African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander descent are at increased risk for developing the disease. African Americans are 3 times more likely than Whites, and Hispanics are nearly 1.5 times more likely than non-Hispanics to develop end stage renal disease (kidney failure).
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Get help navigating the challenges of kidney disease, organ donation and transplantation.
Toll–free1.855.NKF.CARES (1.855.653.2273) firstname.lastname@example.org or National Kidney Foundation https://www.kidney.org/
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About National Kidney Foundation Living Organ DonationResources:
THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE platform, which provides nationwide outreach, is designed to increase kidney transplantation through training and tools that help patients and families find a living donor. It includes direct patient and caregiver support through our toll-free help line 855-NKF-CARES, peer mentoring from a fellow kidney patient or a living donor, online communities, an advocacy campaign to remove barriers to donation, and a multi-media public awareness campaign. All resources are free and designed to teach kidney patients, or their advocates, how to make a "big ask" to their friends, loved ones, or community to consider making a "big give," a living organ donation.
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the largest, most comprehensive and longstanding organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. For more information about NKF visit www.kidney.org.